Thursday 1 January 2015

First Card of the Year

Well I've made my first card of 2015 although most of the components were scattered about on my working space because when I get any new crafty items such as dies, embossing folders and so on I just can't wait to try them out on odd scraps of card and often they lie around for a while before they actually get used, mainly because at the time I often don't have matching bits and pieces handy for making a card.  This quilled owl was put together a while ago when I was showing a friend the rudiments of quilling and the other die cut pieces were from my 'trying out' sessions so I searched for a piece of backing paper which I thought would work to use up some of the odd bits rather than tidy them away into various boxes which is what I started out doing this morning - I'm easily sidetracked!!
I thought these bright colours would be cheerful on this dull and grey day.

Yellow Layer - Sue Wilson New York collection die
Brown Layer - Spellbinder die
Branch - Sue Wilson die

Wednesday 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

I would like to wish a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all my friends and followers.

I've actually made a card today and it should fit the challenge on Pixie Snippets which is running into two weeks this time around and with some lovely prizes too.  Backing paper is a large snippet from my box of papers and the the die cutting was done using scraps of various colours from by bits boxes. The trellis was cut from dark brown and layered onto some kraft card;  the bird house, bird feeder and birds cut were popped onto a cream pearly shape; finally a computer sentiment was added along with a few pearls.  It is quite good to get back to making something which isn't Christmas themed.

Trellis die - Couture Creations Tied Together
Bird House and Feeder - Signature dies from Joanna Sheen
Sentiment - Cuttlebug dies